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Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

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#4 of 27 in Museums in Atlanta
Walk through Atlanta History Center and imagine what Margaret Mitchell saw while writing "Gone with the Wind." As you tour historical houses and stroll through the gardens, you'll learn about the history of Atlanta. Exhibits range from a comprehensive Civil War exhibit to a complete collection of Olympic medals. Goizueta Gardens is home to exotic plants, a garden typical of those in 1860s, and rare regional flowers. The Cherokee Garden Library holds over 28,000 objects and books related to botanical history. Plan trip to Atlanta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The Atlanta History Center is a really unique, interesting compound with several historic sites to see. The museum center has a really neat timeline of Atlanta history with artifacts dating back to th...  more »
  • We spent the whole day here! The tour is self guided and there is a plethora of information about the history of the city of Atlanta. We also purchased tickets to visit the Margaret Mitchell house tha...  more »
  • We visited Atlanta with the intention of only doing two major attractions in the center of the city. At the last minute we did an online search and found the Atlanta History Center. We were lucky enou...  more »
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  • The Atlanta History Center comprises a decent sized museum building, a log cabin, a farm, and the Swan House on site. It also includes the Margaret Mitchell house out in Midtown. The museum exhibits are really well curated and unlike other period homes you are encouraged to interact with many of the historical objects in the outbuildings. There are also volunteers on the main property dressed and acting in period accurate way. A pretty nice little historical site.
  • Great place with a lot of thing to do- I had fun visiting the exhibitor- Nuevo-lution and Gatheround stories of Atlanta
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  • A superb interactive informative museum-the sections for Atlanta and the Civil War are simply awesome! Well thought of exhibits engage and immerse you - a few hours felt like few minutes! Unfortunately, the houses weren't open today, but we had a tremendous time at the Center. The cafe is also great. Definitely, a must do for visitors to Atlanta!!

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